Season 2 of Netflix's Abstract series came out last September, so forgive my late-gamery. I watched an episode last night featuring Ian Spalter - who was Instagram's Head of Design until he recently moved to Tokoyo to lead Instagram in Japan. Casual, right? The episode was fascinating, and for those of you interested in graphic design, branding and product innovation, you'll totally geek out like I did.
My friend Alysha throws a Galentine's Day party each year, and this year, the BDE cupid managed to #influence all of us to take off our tops, slather our boobs in tempura paint and smush them on little individual canvases. Trepidation quickly turned to triumph as everyone stripped down, collected themselves in a zero fuck manner, and felt empowered to create these amazing abstract art pieces. Kudos to Alysha for pushing our comfort zones and facilitating a really safe environment for our feminine fine arts to flow!
We just added a really fun collection of natural grass lighting to the website this week. 5 styles of totally kooky pendants, and each is customizable with a choice of three brightly colored cords: magenta, bright red and cobalt blue. I've already spec'd a few pairs in decorating projects I'm currently working on, and I cannot wait to see them installed! My fave is the Lucien Pendant - it looks like a totally over-the-top sunhat and it instantly adds so much character to a room.
If we've hung out in the last month, I've probably shared this quote with you, several times (Sorry Jeff). It really resonated with me when I found it - it sums up a major roadblock I've faced personally and professinaly for the last decade. Rather than stay focused on a clearly defined goal, I've been apt to change the goal when the (loose) plan I have isn't working. Experience has finally cultivated a tiny bit of wisdom in me, and the biggest realization: stick to the goal, change the plan instead, if you ever really want to get where you intended. Also, Oprah told, you can't get there if you can't name what you want.
I have to admit, my suitcase, which used to live in a tucked away coat closet, now has full-time residency in my real closet, on the floor sort of pushed to the side, and always in a state of unpacking/repacking. This pile was in preparation for a weekend trip to Palm Springs.
WHAT'S IN MY PACKING PILE
Tote rans (can we establish this means totally random, and I can move foward with it in my lexicon?), but I'm loving this star spangled boudoir pillow. Look closely - the stars are hand appliqued for ultimate fance-de-la-pance. You probably already know about this company - Charmajesty, because you are a discerning design-lover, but it's new to me, and I want one of each please. (This guy also comes in standard shams!)